Who Teaches a Flower to Bloom?


This is an autobiographical account of the life of Gladys Adisa Erude. From her humble beginnings in Western Kenya through her remarkable broadcasting career at the Voice of Kenya (Now known as the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation), Gladys had to go through seemingly endless strife periods throughout her life. Through all, she held steadfast faith, limitless optimism, and a willingness to question firmly held traditional beliefs. Gladys still maintains her outlook and beliefs. A teacher at heart, the hope is that this book serves as a beacon for the hopeless in a small way.

Gladys Adisa Erude was born in Tigoi, a small village in Western Kenya. She completed her formative years in education, which included Lugulu girls High School, before ending up at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communications in Nairobi. She worked at the Voice of Kenya for almost three decades before retiring. Over the course of her career, she traveled the world, including stays in the Netherlands, Germany, China, Mauritius, and several other countries. Since she retired, Gladys has split her time between her farm home in Nandi, Kenya, and visits her children and grandchildren in the United States. She is a devout Christian and loves to teach about family and women issues whenever she gets the chance.


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